Norwalk Bike/Walk Commission

In 2014, Norwalk Mayor Harry Rilling formed the Norwalk Bike/Walk Task Force, comprised of local residents and business owners charged with helping to make our streets and sidewalks safer for everyone. In 2017, the Norwalk Bike/Walk Commission was established. The Commission supports bicycling and walking as safe, accessible, and sustainable forms of transportation and recreation that increase the City of Norwalk's livability and economic vitality, and improve public and environmental health.

The Norwalk Bike/Walk Commission meets on the first Monday of the month from 6:00 - 7:30pm at the Norwalk Health Department (137 East Avenue). Click here for meeting agendas. Click here for meeting minutes. 
Bike Walk Task Force Color Logo
Thanks to Lindsay Greene, John Alvord, and the Norwalk Community College Department of Art, Architecture and Design for this logo.

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Goals for 2017-2018


The Norwalk Bike/Walk Commission will work toward accomplishing the following goals by June 30, 2018.

1. Promote Complete Streets programs and facilities for bicycles and pedestrians in the City of Norwalk.
1.1 Work to include Complete Streets programs and facilities for bicycles and pedestrians in the Plan of Conservation and Development. 

2. Review, promote, and update the City of Norwalk's Master Bicycle Plan.
2.1 Establish a five-year bike plan including cost estimates. 

3. Review, promote, and update the City of Norwalk's Pedestrian Plan. 
3.1 Establish a five-year pedestrian plan including cost estimates. 

4. Review and provide advice in the implementation of the transportation component of the Plan of Conservation and Development.
4.1 Have a representative on the Plan of Conservation and Development Committee.
5. Coordinate and promote public awareness campaigns, education, and events related to bicycle and pedestrian issues.
5.1 Participate in the annual Public Works open house event.

Attend Norwalk's Community Visioning Event - Saturday, November 18, 2017

Currently the City is in the process of updating its comprehensive master plan. This effort will guide decision making regarding housing, transit, recreation, infrastructure, conservation, parking, the environment, schools, governance, public safety, employment, urban design, natural resources, and much more.

Why should you help?

  • This plan shapes how the city will be governed, developed and look over the next decade!
  • We need your input on decisions that affect policy and spending in the city.
  • Your opinions count. A good plan requires participation from the public we serve.
  • While we can guide and help implement the plan, we cannot know what everyone wants or thinks.

Please take the Norwalk Tomorrow survey at tomorrow.norwalkct.org. 

Norwalk Tomorrow - Save the Date!

Mayor's Challenge for Safer People, Safer Streets 


Mayor Harry Rilling and the Norwalk Bike/Walk Taskforce were honored at the Mayor's Challenge for Safer People, Safer Streets Summit in September 2016 for their collaboration with the Norwalk Health Department to create the City's master bicycle plan and to improve the Health Department's successful NorWALKer Routes program. Click here for a write-up from U.S. Department of Transportation on Norwalk's accomplishments

For more information about biking and walking in Norwalk, visit the following websites: 
Norwalk Bike/Walk Task Force’s Summary of CT Bike and Pedestrian Laws 
Norwalk Connectivity Master Plan
Norwalk Pedestrian and Bikeway Transportation Plan 
Norwalk Tomorrow
Sound Cyclists Bicycle Club 
National Center for Safe Routes to School 
Sharing the Road for Motorists, Pedestrians, and Cyclists